Great-grandmother accuses Bob Filner of sexual harassment

Two more women have come forward with allegations against the San Diego mayor


Jillian Rayfield
August 15, 2013 11:53PM (UTC)

An employee of the city of San Diego -- who is also a great-grandmother -- has come forward and accused Bob Filner of sexual harassment, joining more than a dozen other women who have made allegations against the mayor.

The woman claims she was a "victim of continuous inappropriate sexual advances by the Mayor while trying to do her job at City Hall," according to 10News.com. A news conference is scheduled for Thursday with her attorney, Gloria Allred, though the press release on the allegations did not say whether or not she would sue.

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Earlier Thursday, a fifteenth woman came forward with sexual harassment allegations against Filner. Kathryn Vaughn, an attorney, told KFMB that the incident occurred more than a decade ago. "He came up to me and I had a very uncomfortable moment with him. And at the time, I froze and looked around for my husband and there were a lot of other people in the room," said Vaughn.

"He made an inappropriate movement on my body, yes," she added.

 

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Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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